by Mike –
Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. This type of Shelby Cobra does not come along very often – one family ownership from new and all the documentation one could want.
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 “New York Auto Show Car”
The seller says:
* Shelby Cobra 289 No. CSX2570 is Princess Blue with red interior and equipped with Class “A” accessories such as WSW tires and chrome wheels, this 289 Cobra was the Shelby car at the New York Auto Show at the New York Coliseum in March 1965
* The original owner bought this Cobra on December 22, 1965
* Twenty-five years later the son of the original owner inherited this Cobra
* In the recent years CSX2570 was treated to some delicate cosmetic attention, being very careful not to tarnish the years of patina that makes this car so special
* 69,000 original miles and a well maintained example
* With this Cobra are: original invoice from Verner Cadby Ford to the original owner, the original cashed cheque used to pay for CSX2570, original Cobra chassis instruction book, AC Cars to Shelby America invoice, Shelby America vehicle sales docs, Shelby America Shipping receipt for 2570 delivery to the NY Auto Show and photos of the Cobra throughout the years of ownership
The Shelby Cobra 289 has always been my favorite Cobra. The 289 engine means there is plenty of power and I like the elegant body style that is very close to the original AC design without the bulges added for the Cobra 427 model.
I also like the lack of a hood scoop – a much cleaner look. The color combination is wonderful, but I would not tell anyone the color is Princess Blue.
This Shelby Cobra 289 is for sale here. The price is “Call for Price”.
Assuming that the information on the dealer web site is accurate then the only question I have is “how much?” And one more question – which steering option does this Cobra have: worm and sector or rack and pinion? The latter commands about a $50,000 to $100,000 price premium.
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